Dark Pollen is a corporeal corrupting agent released annually by the Somesuch, spreading as far as the wind allows. A ten-mile radius is inundated depending on prevailing winds (during that one spring day), while farther dispersal is sparse and random.

If Dark Pollen comes into direct contact with the natural skin of a creature, the creature must make a successful Will save (DC 13, or DC 16 if hypnotized by its babble whisper power).

The Dark Pollen corruption of animals and plants has taken many forms, and the specific results of any unlisted corruptions are left up to the game master. Refer to the Corrupted template.